The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 540 520 513
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing SMTP 103 116 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 1.44% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 52 67
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £443 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £20.83 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.68% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8718 8059 7220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.23% 14.38% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5279 4535 3866
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 479 396
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SMTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 87 £425 +13.33% 34
London -1 40 £425 +32.81% 12
South East -11 25 £488 +22.64% 10
Scotland - 12 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +13 11 £500 +150.00% 1
Berkshire -5 11 £323 -18.86% 5
Milton Keynes - 10 £513 - 1
Renfrewshire - 9 £300 -
Erskine - 9 £300 -
West Midlands -25 7 £340 +13.33% 1
City of London +45 6 £363 +16.93%
East of England +14 6 £425 -10.52% 2
Reading -2 6 £375 - 5
Bedfordshire - 4 £425 -
Luton - 4 £425 -
Birmingham - 4 £444 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - -
South West - 3 £268 - 6
Hertfordshire +15 2 £320 -
East Midlands +6 2 - -
Hampshire +5 2 £430 +1.17% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £300 -12.72% 1
Nottingham 0 2 - -
Leeds -1 2 £300 -4.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -11 2 £300 -4.00% 1
North West -20 2 £400 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £463 -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SMTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SMTP.

1 127 (57.99%) DNS
2 101 (46.12%) Windows
3 87 (39.73%) Active Directory
4 86 (39.27%) Linux
5 80 (36.53%) HTTP
6 75 (34.25%) Unix
7 72 (32.88%) TCP/IP
8 71 (32.42%) Microsoft
9 54 (24.66%) Firewall
10 53 (24.20%) SQL Server
11 52 (23.74%) FTP
12 51 (23.29%) MS Exchange
13 47 (21.46%) Internet
14 46 (21.00%) Windows Server
15 45 (20.55%) VMware
16 43 (19.63%) Apache
16 43 (19.63%) PowerShell
17 42 (19.18%) Security Cleared
17 42 (19.18%) Perl
18 41 (18.72%) SQL
18 41 (18.72%) Python
18 41 (18.72%) MS Excel
18 41 (18.72%) DHCP
18 41 (18.72%) SSL
19 39 (17.81%) LDAP
20 36 (16.44%) Red Hat
21 35 (15.98%) High Availability
22 34 (15.53%) Cisco
23 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
24 31 (14.16%) Sendmail

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 43 (19.63%) Apache
3 27 (12.33%) IIS
4 22 (10.05%) Tomcat
5 21 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (7.31%) JBoss
6 16 (7.31%) OpenStack
7 15 (6.85%) IBM Notes
7 15 (6.85%) SharePoint
7 15 (6.85%) Skype for Business
7 15 (6.85%) WebSphere
8 13 (5.94%) IBM Domino
9 11 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (5.02%) WebLogic
10 10 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (4.57%) nginx
11 8 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (2.28%) CMS
12 5 (2.28%) SAS
13 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (18.72%) MS Excel
2 27 (12.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.68%) Office 365
3 10 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.91%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.91%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (57.99%) DNS
2 80 (36.53%) HTTP
3 72 (32.88%) TCP/IP
4 54 (24.66%) Firewall
5 52 (23.74%) FTP
6 47 (21.46%) Internet
7 41 (18.72%) DHCP
7 41 (18.72%) SSL
8 39 (17.81%) LDAP
9 31 (14.16%) SNMP
10 28 (12.79%) SSH
11 24 (10.96%) IMAP
12 20 (9.13%) BGP
13 18 (8.22%) IPsec
13 18 (8.22%) Network Security
14 17 (7.76%) VPN
15 16 (7.31%) HTTPS
16 15 (6.85%) OSPF
16 15 (6.85%) WAN
17 13 (5.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.68%) MySQL
3 15 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.28%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.83%) DB2
9 3 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.37%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.37%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.91%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.91%) Redis
11 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.02%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.02%) Subversion
2 11 (5.02%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.28%) JIRA
4 4 (1.83%) JMeter
4 4 (1.83%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.83%) Selenium
4 4 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.37%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.37%) Metasploit
5 3 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.91%) JUnit
6 2 (0.91%) NUnit
6 2 (0.91%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.91%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 26 (11.87%) Finance
2 23 (10.50%) Banking
3 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.83%) Back Office
5 3 (1.37%) Law
6 2 (0.91%) Billing
6 2 (0.91%) Front Office
6 2 (0.91%) Legal
6 2 (0.91%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (16.89%) Administrator
2 25 (11.42%) Developer
3 21 (9.59%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (9.13%) Consultant
5 17 (7.76%) Analyst
6 14 (6.39%) Network Engineer
6 14 (6.39%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
7 12 (5.48%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.57%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (4.57%) Security Advisor
9 8 (3.65%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.65%) VMware Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) IP Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) VMware Support Engineer
10 7 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.79%) Web Services
2 25 (11.42%) CSS
2 25 (11.42%) HTML
3 24 (10.96%) XML
4 21 (9.59%) .NET
5 20 (9.13%) jQuery
6 18 (8.22%) LAMP
7 17 (7.76%) Laravel
7 17 (7.76%) SOAP
8 14 (6.39%) HTML5
9 13 (5.94%) AngularJS
9 13 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (4.57%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (3.20%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.20%) LAPP Stack
11 7 (3.20%) MCollective
12 6 (2.74%) ASP.NET
12 6 (2.74%) Middleware
12 6 (2.74%) SAML
12 6 (2.74%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) CESG
2 17 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.31%) Clustering
3 16 (7.31%) Cryptography
4 15 (6.85%) Client/Server
4 15 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 12 (5.48%) PKI
6 10 (4.57%) Blackberry
6 10 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.74%) Replication
9 5 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.83%) Statistics
11 3 (1.37%) User Experience
12 2 (0.91%) DataPower
12 2 (0.91%) Fintech
12 2 (0.91%) NHS
12 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 101 (46.12%) Windows
2 86 (39.27%) Linux
3 75 (34.25%) Unix
4 46 (21.00%) Windows Server
5 30 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.68%) CentOS
8 17 (7.76%) Ubuntu
9 16 (7.31%) Debian
10 15 (6.85%) Windows Vista
11 14 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (5.02%) zOS
14 8 (3.65%) SUSE
15 7 (3.20%) Windows 8
16 6 (2.74%) Solaris
16 6 (2.74%) Windows XP
17 5 (2.28%) AIX
17 5 (2.28%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.98%) High Availability
2 27 (12.33%) Migration
3 26 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.42%) Web Development
5 23 (10.50%) DevOps
6 21 (9.59%) ITIL
7 19 (8.68%) Open Source
8 17 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (7.76%) Security Operations
9 15 (6.85%) Information Assurance
9 15 (6.85%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (6.85%) Project Management
9 15 (6.85%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (6.39%) Risk Management
11 13 (5.94%) ISMS
11 13 (5.94%) OWASP
11 13 (5.94%) Patch Management
11 13 (5.94%) Technical Analysis
12 12 (5.48%) Workflow
13 11 (5.02%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.63%) PowerShell
2 42 (19.18%) Perl
3 41 (18.72%) Python
3 41 (18.72%) SQL
4 28 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 28 (12.79%) PHP
5 25 (11.42%) Java
6 19 (8.68%) Bash Shell
7 17 (7.76%) C#
8 14 (6.39%) VB
9 11 (5.02%) C
10 10 (4.57%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.20%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.74%) C++
13 5 (2.28%) Korn
13 5 (2.28%) Ruby
13 5 (2.28%) VBScript
14 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.46%) FQL
Qualifications
1 42 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.87%) CISSP
4 18 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (8.22%) Degree
5 17 (7.76%) CCNP
6 15 (6.85%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (5.48%) CEH
8 9 (4.11%) CCSE
9 7 (3.20%) CCSA
10 6 (2.74%) CCNA
10 6 (2.74%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.83%) CCIE
13 3 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (1.37%) MCSE
13 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.91%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.91%) MCSA
14 2 (0.91%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.48%) RMADS
2 9 (4.11%) SLA
3 6 (2.74%) COBIT
4 3 (1.37%) HL7
4 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.91%) QA
6 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 87 (39.73%) Active Directory
2 31 (14.16%) Sendmail
3 26 (11.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.31%) Squid
5 14 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (4.11%) Hyper-V
6 9 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.65%) qmail
8 7 (3.20%) NFS
8 7 (3.20%) ProxySG
9 6 (2.74%) KVM
10 5 (2.28%) Dovecot
10 5 (2.28%) iptables
11 4 (1.83%) Postfix
12 3 (1.37%) OpenSSH
12 3 (1.37%) Xen
13 2 (0.91%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.91%) Snort
13 2 (0.91%) SpamAssassin
13 2 (0.91%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (10.50%) Puppet
2 22 (10.05%) Nagios
3 19 (8.68%) Cacti
4 13 (5.94%) HAProxy
5 10 (4.57%) logstash
5 10 (4.57%) ZABBIX
6 9 (4.11%) SCCM
7 7 (3.20%) Ansible
7 7 (3.20%) collectd
7 7 (3.20%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.20%) Ganglia
7 7 (3.20%) Graphite
8 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.74%) SCOM
8 6 (2.74%) WSUS
9 5 (2.28%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (2.28%) OpenNebula
9 5 (2.28%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 71 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.55%) VMware
3 36 (16.44%) Red Hat
4 34 (15.53%) Cisco
5 29 (13.24%) Oracle
6 24 (10.96%) Citrix
7 19 (8.68%) IBM
8 17 (7.76%) Lotus
9 13 (5.94%) HP
10 10 (4.57%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.57%) Dell
10 10 (4.57%) Google
10 10 (4.57%) Symantec
11 9 (4.11%) F5
11 9 (4.11%) IronPort
12 8 (3.65%) Brocade
12 8 (3.65%) Splunk
13 7 (3.20%) arcserve
13 7 (3.20%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.74%) Juniper
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